Business and Investment in Germany

ICE Enlarge image ICE (© picture-alliance/ dpa) Germany's location in the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market.

Germany offers skilled, motivated and responsible employees. The proficiency and excellence of German manpower is well known internationally. Make use of this potential!

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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Nov 17, 2017 8:12 PM

EU social summit: Fair jobs, fair growth must be a priority

The EU is trying to present itself as more socially just, calling for fair pay and fair jobs for all. How exactly that will happen, however, remained unclear at a summit in Sweden. Bernd Riegert reports from Gothenburg.

Nov 17, 2017 7:59 PM

UN: End child labor by 2025

The international community has pledged to accelerate efforts to eradicate child labor by 2025 at a major UN conference in Buenos Aires. Around 10 percent of children have to work, and the problem could get even worse.

Nov 17, 2017 7:15 PM

Germany bans sale of child-snooping smartwatches

A German regulator has banned the sale of children's smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions. Officials said parents had been using the watches to listen in on teachers while their children were in class.

Nov 17, 2017 5:48 PM

Epinamics: founding a groundbreaking technology, post-retirement

At an age when many would comfortably slide into retirement, 74-year old physician and businessman Wolfgang Kehr is only getting started with his next idea. He's not what you'd call a typical startup founder.

Nov 17, 2017 4:45 PM

Volkswagen Group unveils five-year investment plan

German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will boost investments in the development of electric cars in the next five years. The company has set out to become a global leader in e-mobility and new-energy vehicles.

Nov 17, 2017 11:32 AM

Keystone oil pipeline leaks thousands of gallons of oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline leaked about 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota in the US. It comes days before neighboring Nebraska decides on the fate of the company's ambitious Keystone XL pipeline project.

Nov 17, 2017 11:22 AM

Tesla's latest 'moonshot' is an all-electric semi truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has opened a new chapter in his book of visions as he unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that aims to throw Tesla into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan.

Nov 17, 2017 10:03 AM

Venezuela's state oil firm PDVSA declared in default

Crisis-plagued Venezuela has suffered another blow as a committee of creditors has ruled that state oil company PDVSA defaulted on its debt ? a decision that triggers payment of default insurance to investors.

Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)


As the central organisation of the German trade fair industry, AUMA is the combination of all those forces which are partners shaping the trade fair market, in other words, exhibitors, visitors, trade fair organisers and service companies.

The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

The DIHK is the central organisation for 80 Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Germany. All German companies registered in Germany, with the exception of handicraft businesses, the free professions and farms, are required by law to join a chamber.